Medical Billing and Coding

Diploma/Certificate

There's a growing profession that's vital to the healthcare industry, and it doesn't involve treating patients. It takes just 16 months to prepare for it, you get on-the-job training at an actual medical practice and your school assists you with your job search.

Does that sound good? Read on!

There’s a difference in having just a job, and having a career that gives you satisfaction. The Medical Billing and Coding program at Virginia College helped Marcia find a career with one of the largest clinic systems in Austin, TX. She feels proud at the end of the day, knowing she is doing something that she enjoys, and using her skills to make a difference.

Your Career in Medical Billing and Coding Starts Here

Here are three of the reasons why many Virginia College students choose the Medical Billing and Coding diploma/certificate program:

  • Trained professionals in this field are highly valued on the healthcare team. They ensure that insurance requests are properly coded and billed in order to avoid costly delays in reimbursements.
  • The job growth is substantial. According to O*NET OnLine (using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), medical billing and coding professionals job growth in this field is projected at 22% through 2022.
  • The program usually only takes 16 months to complete, including an 11-week externship for on-the-job training.

What is Medical Billing and Coding?

Medical coding jobs are held by people who are trained to ensure the quality, accuracy, and security of medical records and billing information for insurance companies — in both paper and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients' medical and treatment histories.

Get Training for Medical Billing and Coding Jobs

Our specialized program is designed to train you in the areas you will need for a job in this growing field. Your expert instructors will help you learn the fundamentals of medical office protocol with specialized training in Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM), and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).

You'll Get Hands-on Experience

An 11-week externship is part of this Medical Billing and Coding curriculum. You'll be supervised by a physician, nurse or health services professional and learn the billing and coding process in a real workplace setting while getting on-the-job training. Our National Externship partners include Any Lab Test Now, Take Care Health, HealthSouth and others.

Getting Billing and Coding Jobs after Graduation

Virginia College offers career planning and placement assistance through our Career Services team. This team can help you prepare for interviews, review your resume and generate job leads. Graduates from this program have gone on to work in a variety of local clinics and hospitals. For some graduates, our national relationships with Corporate Partners like Conifer Health, ScribeAmerica and Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics result in being hired as a medical billing and coding professional!

Get Started Today!

Learn more about this rewarding career and how the Medical Billing and Coding diploma/certificate program at Virginia College can help launch it! Complete the Request More Information form today.

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